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Carl Nygaard

November 20, 1920 - January 8, 2011


Carl Nygaard
1920 – 2011

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, dad, grandpa (papa) and great-grandpa. Dad was born in Pollockville, Alberta on November 20, 1920.
The family moved to the Creston area and lived there for many years but as a young man, Dad returned to help his brothers farm in southern Alberta. Dad served as a proud member of the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II and the Korean War. He was stationed in England and North Africa.
Dad and our mom Eileen were married on August 14, 1953 and they farmed and raised seven children in the Rolling Hills area until 1957 when they moved to BC. Dad and Mom were long time residents of Castlegar, South Slocan, Balfour and Nelson area. Dad was one of the pioneers in the development of the Castlegar Golf Course and was the first groundskeeper. He later worked at West Kootenay Power and Light, and after retirement worked part-time for the CBC in maintenance.
Dad will always be remembered for his love of baseball, fishing, travelling, and working outside in the woods and most of all, his love for his family.
Dad is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Eileen, his seven children Glen (Lorraine) Shuttleworth, Neil (Patt) Shuttleworth Lana (Ken) Matson, Earl (Chris) Nygaard, Karla (Charlie) Bourgeois, Wanda (Neil) Erickson, Marvin (Tammy) Nygaard, twenty-one grandchildren, and twelve great grandchildren. Dad was predeceased by his mother, father, and nine brothers and sisters.
At Dad’s request there will be no service. A private family memorial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, we gratefully ask that a donation be made to the Canadian Alzheimer’s Society, 809 Davies Street, Nelson, BC., V1L 3T6.
Mom and the family would like to say a special thank you to Dr. Trevor Janz and the awesome staff at Mountain Lake, as well as Dr. Keith Bridger and Linda for their kind and compassionate care for Dad.
He was a great Dad!!!
Thompson Funeral Service was in care of arrangements. On line condolences may be expressed at www.thompsonfs.ca


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From: Thompson Funeral Service Staff

Thompson Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Gerry Stevenson
Relation: Friend to son Earl

My sincere condolences to all the family.

From: Amy Nygaard
Relation: Carl Nygaard was my Grandpa

I miss you Grandpa.

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